Up Your Decor Game With These 15 Home Accessories That Will Never Go Out of Style

Houzz posted on 05 March

I get asked questions about accessories time and again. What should I put on bookshelves besides books? What goes on top of the coffee table? How should I dress my sideboard? Adding accessories to a room usually happens toward the end of a decorating project. It’s one of my favourite phases of a project. This is where I really get to tell a story about the homeowner.

Over the years, I have developed a list of go-to accessories. These items are staples in the design world; some clients even ask for them based upon layouts they’ve seen or pieces they have coveted in favourite stores. These staples never disappoint. They look great mixed in among our most personal treasures, while adding warmth and interest. Enjoy the list, and consider one of these items the next time you want to freshen up that corner table or bookshelf.

Flower Power

Let’s start with the most basic accessorising item: Fresh flowers. Consider a random colour to offset your room’s palette. Notice the layered effect of the bright yellow orchids against the gorgeous coral, linen-inspired wall covering.

Florists

Basement 16, Tyagraj Market, Prem Nagar, Block B, Patel Nagar, New Delhi

A Splash Of Zebra

Whether on a footstool or a pillow, a zebra pattern looks great everywhere. It adds an instant flair of exotic sophistication. Zebra feels right at home with traditionalmodern and eclectic styles.

LBB recommends: Cottons & Satins and these upholstery havens will help you score the fabric, so you can your furniture of footstool customised.

Home Décor Stores

50, Meharchand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi

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A Starburst Mirror

Over a large-scale piece like a bed or a sofa, a starburst mirror creates a great focal point. Notice how this white, starburst mirror punctuates the fun colour on the wall.

LBB recommends: Dawa Art {Lajpat Nagar market}, Lohasmith and Amar Colony furniture market.

Markets

Near Khalsa School, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi

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    A Bar Cart

    Great looking and practical. This versatile piece does double-duty as furniture and bar annex in a living room, a den, a dining room…really anywhere you would like to serve a drink. Bar carts on wheels are great for moving from room to room. Pretty bottles of different liquors can be arranged with drinking glasses.

    LBB recommends: N Square Studio, Casa Pop and Pepperfry.

    Faux Antlers

    A classic accessory for walls. Available in a multitude of materials, from iron to felt, faux antlers add a touch of whimsy to a room. Also, antlers create a focal point while adding visual height. Stack antlers above art to create a grouping in rooms with high ceilings.

    A Beautiful Bowl

    Bowls range in style from modern to globally inspired, and can be filled with just about anything. I love bowls filled with beads for the textural effect.

    LBB recommends: Navya, Rain & Peacock and Good Earth.

    Home Décor Stores

    Shop - 93, Meharchand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi

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    An Art Grouping

    If you have one great print, think of how great it could look if there were six. Creating impact with repeat placement is a sure win.

    LBB recommends: Sudeepti Tucker and Art By Tania.

    Branches

    Branches offer a touch of nature on the inside of a home. Sculptural, yet still casual. Notice how this organically-shaped branch is paired with an art collection of square or rectangular art. Contrast in shapes is eye-catching.

    Glazed pottery

    Balance a collection of similar-coloured pottery pieces on a mantel or a shelf.

    LBB recommends: Dilli Haat, Matka Market and Clay Art.

    Home Décor Stores

    A-58, Opp. Amarjot Society, Pratap Nagar, Phase 1, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi

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    A Decorative Box

    Who can resist a small box for stashing jewellery, eyeglasses or the remote control? This accessory looks great stacked.

    LBB recommends: Then & Now, Dastakari Studio and Crazy Daisy.

    Home Décor Stores

    167, Jor Bagh Colony Road, Jor Bagh, New Delhi

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    A Grouping Of White

    A collection of white accessories looks great against a bright colour, such as the blue behind these shelves. Group bowls, candlesticks and vases. Notice how the delicate, butterfly prints mixed in create an elegant contrast.

    LBB recommends: The Wishing Chair and Home Centre.

    Home Décor Stores

    86-A, Ground Floor, Near UCO Bank, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi

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    Candlesticks

    Do you have a collection of candlesticks shoved in a cabinet somewhere? Display them on a sideboard or an entry table. These candlesticks are all similar but have varying heights. They do not all have to match; a balanced grouping of different candlesticks also works.

    LBB recommends: Maison 15 {Santushti}, Good Earth and Home Centre.

    Home Décor Stores

    15, Santushti Shopping Complex, Race Course Road, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

    Sculpture

    Sculpture offers an opportunity to really personalise a room. Display something that reflects an interest or a hobby – for example, this ocean-theme piece on the table or the African headdress on the hearth.

    LBB recommends: Tibetan Market, Dilli Haat.

    Markets

    Janpath Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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      A Tray

      A tray is such a useful accessory and can look great in many places. It can be the perfect solution for creating a surface on an ottoman, where you can put up your feet and display fresh flowers at the same time. Smaller trays also unify a vignette on a nightstand, or an end table.

      LBB recommends: Tip Top Market, Tungs10 and India Circus.

      Markets

      Saraswati Marg, Block 12, Karol Bagh, New Delhi

        A Blanket

        This is one of my favourite things to have around the house. Really, why not have one in every room? Nothing says ‘home’ like warm, soft blankets. Drape them over sofas, chairs and ottomans.

        LBB recommends: Jaypore and To The Moon & Back.

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